St Mary’s Refurbishment
Work has ben undertaken to make improvements regarding access and improve the cemetery.
New Government Guidance
As we would have heard on the news, new Government legislation about where we are required to wear face coverings has now been extended to include places of worship. This means that from Saturday (8th August) it will be necessary to wear face-coverings for all Liturgies in church. It is hoped that this will ensure that people feel more comfortable about returning to church as well as allow us to accommodate more people in our churches safely.
New Safeguarding website
Our new Diocesan Safeguarding website is now up and running. To check it out, simply click here.
The new website contains additional online training modules open for all as well as resources for victims and survivors who may wish to make contact with the Safeguarding Team.
Virtual Lourdes 21-28 August
For all of us who love Lourdes — particularly when we come with people who are elderly, sick or who have disabilities — our pilgrimage is a very personal and spiritual experience. This year, as we cannot run our pilgrimage in its usual form, the Catholic Association is collaborating with the Stonyhurst Association, to create an online ‘Virtual Pilgrimage’, in which we can be prayerfully united with each other, including it is hoped many of our ‘assisted pilgrims’, during the week when we would normally be at Lourdes.
This will include adapted versions of many of our usual Masses and devotions, along with reflections from a number of pilgrims, young and old, sharing their experiences of Lourdes over the years. Please click on the image below for more details.
Please register in advance for the meeting by clicking here
Zoom Rosary Prayer
There is an opportunity to pray the Rosary every Monday at 7.30pm. Simply click on the link below!
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In the words of Pope Saint John Paul II, the Rosary is a privileged time when we can journey with Mary our mother in contemplating the life of her Son.
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Receiving Communion in hospital: If you, or a member of your family, are going to be in Milton Keynes University Hospital and would like to receive Communion, please contact the hospital chaplaincy on 01908-996061, who will be more than happy to visit and arrange for you to receive Holy Communion.
Open House: On any Monday between 5.30pm and 7.30pm in the Cluster Office, (St Augustine’s, Langcliffe Drive, Heelands). Each of the Priests and the Administrator are usually available to speak about anything, and deal with administrative tasks for all of our Parishes. There is no need to make an appointment, you can just pop in.
Song of the week
Cluster Fantasy Football league
A number of people have once again enquired about ways in which they can support the work of our parishes financially during this time. You can do so in one of three ways:
(1) STANDING ORDER VIA YOUR OWN BANK
You can set up a standing order for donations to your parish using either your on line bank account or in branch. The information required to make the donation is as follows:
Sort Code: 60-06-11
Account Name: 46898093
Account Name: Northampton Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust
Payment Ref: **Please enter the Parish Name and Area**
(2) CALL THE FINANCE OFFICE AND DONATE OVER THE PHONE
Every Tuesday between 10am – 4pm, a member of the Diocesan Finance Team will be available for you to donate to one of our Parishes over the telephone. To donate simply call 01604 712065 with your debit or credit card details. The money will go directly to the parish that you designate.
(3) ONLINE DONATION
It is possible to donate online using the link below and specifying the Parish that you wish to donate in both the “Leave a Message” section and the “Leave your name / nickname” sections. This will ensure that any donations will go towards the Parish you wish to support. Link
PLEASE EMAIL ITEMS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org. DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: 3pm Wednesday.